The Center Table Buying Guide…
The center table in your living room does a lot of jobs. It holds books, food, becomes the back for your kid's coloring projects to hold games on a game night. Isn't it important that you choose a good one?
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    1. Space -

    The center table should fit in the available space after the placement of other furniture.

    2. Functionality -

    Before buying, you should have a clear idea as for what purpose you want the table. Whether it is for your regular tea, for decoration, or for entertaining the guests.

    3. Budget -

    Decide your budget and only then proceed further.


    There are numerous types of center tables available today, varying across size, shape, and design. They come in materials like wood, glass, metal or in a combinations of any of these. Glass top on a wooden or metal frame is one of the most popular choices as it makes the room look spacious. Delicate glass tables or the tables with sharp edges are not advisable for high traffic homes. Instead, one can opt for sturdy wooden tables. You can find them in a variety of shapes including square, oval, rectangle and round and can opt for the one that fits your room's decor.

Measurements -
  • The rule of thumb is to place the center table within 14 to 18 inches from the sofa. That's close enough to reach for a cup of tea, but still offers a good leg room.
  • The height of the center table varies from one piece to another. However, it is advisable that you keep it at the same height as your sofa for easy access.
  • The table should be about ½ to ⅔rd the size of the sofa.
  • Use coasters to avoid stain rings drips of liquid on the table.
  • Wooden center tables are allergic to abrasive liquid. Soft and dry cloth should be used for cleaning.